Xiàmén Hángkōng
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded July 25, 1984 (1984-07-25)
Focus cities
Frequent-flyer program Egret Card
Alliance SkyTeam[2]
Subsidiaries Jiangxi Air (60%) Hebei Airlines (99%)
Fleet size 143
Destinations 70
Parent company China Southern Airlines (51%)
Headquarters 22 Dailiao Road, Xiamen, Fujian, People's Republic of China[3]
Key people Shanglun Che (Director, President)
Website xiamenair.com

XiamenAir (formerly Xiamen Airlines) (Chinese: 厦门航空; pinyin: Xiàmén Hángkōng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: E-mng Hang-khong) is the first airline operated in the course of modern enterprise in China. Established on July 25, 1984 and based in Xiamen, Fujian Province[4] it operates scheduled passenger flights out of Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport and, to a lesser extent, Fuzhou Changle International Airport and Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport. The airline is owned by China Southern Airlines (55%), Xiamen Construction and Development Group (34%), and Fujian Investment & Development Group (11%). Xiamen Airlines holds a 99.23% stake in Hebei Airlines, 60% stake in Jiangxi Airlines. By early 2014, the Airlines has set up branches in Fuzhou, Nanchang, Hangzhou, Tianjin, Changsha, and Beijing.

XiamenAir was honored with the title of "The Best Airline In Mainland China" for 6 consecutive quarters in the "Airlines Service Survey" made by CARNOC.com. The survey consists of comprehensive questionnaires answered by the passengers and analyzed by experts.

Xiamen Airlines concluded the year of 2015 with a passenger number of 22.77 million, and a profit of 1800 million CNY. It is the 28th consecutive year of profit for the Airlines. By early 2016, the airline operates 230 domestic routes along with 60 international routes (including routes to Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan).

As the only Chinese airline featuring an all-Boeing fleet, Xiamen Airlines has a fleet of 143 aircraft with a total of 20,555 seats, and an average airplane service age of 5.61 years, as of September, 2015.



On 17 November 2011, Xiamen Airlines signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the airline alliance SkyTeam. On 21 November 2012, the airline was officially welcomed as the 19th member of SkyTeam.[5]

Codeshare agreements

XiamenAir has codeshare agreements with the following airlines:[6]


Boeing 757-200 in Xiamen Airlines' first-generation livery landing at Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport
Xiamen Airlines Boeing 737-800 in second-generation livery
Xiamen Airlines Boeing 757-200 in third-generation livery
Xiamen Airlines Boeing 737-800 in SkyTeam livery

As of July 2016, the Xiamen Airlines operates an all-Boeing fleet consisting of the following aircraft:[7][8]

Xiamen Airlines fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
F J Y Total
Boeing 737-700 17 0 8 120 128
Boeing 737-800 116 32 0 8 154 162 Orders subject to approval.
Two aircraft in SkyTeam livery
One aircraft in 100th aircraft delivered commemorative livery
0 8 162 170
Boeing 737 MAX 8 30 TBA Orders subject to approval[9]
Boeing 757-200 4 8 8 158 174
0 12 186 198
0 12 192 204
Boeing 787-8 6 4 18 215 237
Boeing 787-9 6 0 30 227 257
Total 143 68

Accidents and incidents

See also


  1. "厦门航空有限公司". Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  2. SkyTeam (17 November 2011). "Xiamen Airlines Joins SkyTeam". Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  3. "Airline Membership". IATA. Archived from the original on July 11, 2015.
  4. "Contact Us Archived October 30, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.." Xiamen Airlines. Retrieved on October 29, 2012. "Mailing Address: 22 Dailiao Road, Xiamen 361006, China" - Address in Chinese Archived July 18, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.: "公司地址:中国厦门市埭辽路22号"
  5. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 21, 2012. Retrieved November 21, 2012.
  6. "Profile on Xiamen Airlines". CAPA. Centre for Aviation. Archived from the original on 2016-10-31. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
  7. "Xiamen Airlines Fleet". ch-aviation.ch. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  8. "Boeing, Xiamen Airlines Announce Order for 10 Next-Generation 737s - Apr 26, 2016". boeing.mediaroom.com. Retrieved 2016-04-29.
  9. "Reports: Xiamen to order 30 Boeing 737 MAXs". Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  10. Harro Ranter. "Aviation Safety Network > ASN Aviation Safety Database > 1990". Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  11. Two aircraft collision almost happened in Dalian Airport

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